Your One-Stop Shop to Become an Illinois Notary


The American Association of Notaries offers a simple step-by-step guide to become an Illinois notary. With our help, becoming an Illinois notary is easy and hassle free.

To become a notary in Illinois, you must:

  • Be 18 years of age or older

  • Be a U.S. citizen or a resident alien of the United States of America

  • Be a resident of Illinois for at least thirty days

  • Be able to read and write the English language

  • Not have a conviction for a felony and not have had a commission revoked during the past ten years

How It Works


Complete the Illinois notary application online.

Our online notary application wizard will guide you step by step through the Illinois notary application process. You will be able to save and continue later.

Purchase a four-year, $5,000 Illinois notary bond.

Your notary bond will be issued instantaneously upon checkout. Included is a four-year, $5,000 Illinois notary errors and omissions insurance policy at no additional charge to you.

Purchase Illinois notary supplies.

It is recommended that you order your notary supplies at the same time you complete the notary application online.  This way we will be able to prepare your supplies once you email us or fax us a copy of your notary commission certificate.

Mail us your downloaded notary application.

Your completed notary application, notary bond, and errors and omissions insurance policy are available to download on checkout. Sign the "Notarial Oath" before another notary. Then mail us the application.

Pickup your Illinois notary commission.

Approximately four to six weeks after you submit the application, the county clerk's office will notify you by mail to pick up your Illinois notary commission and pay a $5.00 fee. This is the final step to become an Illinois notary.

Email us a copy of your commission certificate.

Fax or email a copy of your Illinois notary commission certificate so we can prepare and ship your Illinois notary stamp, record book, and any additional notary supplies that you have ordered.

Complete Illinois Notary Package


Everything you need to become an Illinois notary

Only $42.95*
Includes a One-year Membership to AAN

Limited time offer - save up to 40% on notary supplies

Four-year, $5,000 Illinois notary bond. $30.00
Four-year, $5,000 Illinois errors & omissions insurance policy included at no additional charge. Included
Cosco self-inking notary stamp - Item # IL210. $19.95
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Trodat self-inking notary stamp - Item # IL201. $19.95
Illinois notary record book - Item # IL702. $ 9.95
Free one-year membership to AAN – A $19.00 value included with supply order at no additional cost. $19.00
Total Value $78.90
Your Cost $42.95

* This package may be purchased separately at the same net savings without the state mandatory 4-year, $5,000 notary bond for $12.95 plus $6.95 for shipping. Enter item # P101 on the order form. The Illinois 4-year, $5,000 notary bond may also be purchased separately for $30.00. Discounts/Savings apply only to supplies and not to notary bonds or errors and omissions insurance policies. The notary bond and notary stamp are required by Illinois notary law.

Six Simple Steps to Become an Illinois Notary


  1. Create or login in to your account to complete the Illinois notary application online.

    Our online wizard will guide you step by step through the application process, which makes it easy for new notaries to complete the application without errors. You also have the option to save the application and continue at a later time. Your application and notary bond can be download instantaneously upon checkout or by logging in to your account.

  2. Order your Illinois notary bond.

    Save time! No need to wait for days to received your Illinois notary bond. You can now download the bond instantly upon checkout. The notary bond includes a four-year, $5,000 Illinois notary errors and omissions insurance policy at no additional charge to you. The notary bond is required by the State to protect the public from notary errors.

  3. Order your Illinois notary supplies.

    Save up to 70% on the same Illinois notary supplies that you may find somewhere else plus receive a free one-year membership in the American Association of notaries at no additional cost. (A $19.00 value.)  We offer only the highest-quality products, which comply with all Illinois legal requirements for notaries. All our Illinois notary stamps are manufactured in-house, and we stand behind them 100%. All our notary supplies come with a LIFETIME REPLACEMENT GUARANTEE – No questions asked! You can order your notary supplies during the notary application process. 

  4. Mail us your signed and notarized Illinois notary application.

    After you checkout, you will be able to download the completed notary application and the notary bond section signed by the American Association of Notaries. Take the  "Notarial Oath" before another notary. Then mail us the application, a copy of the front and back of your driver's license, and a $10.00 application fee (if not paid online.)

  5. Pick up your Illinois notary commission certificate from the county clerk's office.

    The Illinois Secretary of State's office will mail your Illinois notary commission certificate to the county clerk's office in the county in which you reside. The county clerk’s office will notify you by mail to appear in person to record and pick up your notary commission certificate and pay a $5.00 fee. Alternatively, you can request that your notary commission certificate be mailed to you and pay a $10.00 fee. You have sixty days to complete this final step to become an Illinois notary. If you do not, your notary commission will be voided.

  6. Fax or email us a copy of your Illinois notary commission certificate.

    Fax or email a copy of your Illinois notary commission certificate to 1-713-644-2299 or sales@usnotaries.com so we can prepare and ship your Illinois notary supplies package.

Do you want to apply by mail?

Please follow these three simple steps and mail us your completed notary application. We will get you approved as an Illinois notary in four to six weeks.

  1. Click here to print the Illinois notary application forms.

  2. Select the complete Illinois notary package listed on the order. Choose your stamp ink and case color. All our Illinois notary products are manufactured in house, comply with Illinois notary laws, and come with a lifetime replacement guarantee.

  3. Mail us your completed Illinois notary application, order form, a copy of your driver’s license, and payment. We will review your application for accuracy, issue the bond, and file it with the Secretary of State. We will ship your notary supplies to you once you are approved as an Illinois notary public.

Illinois notary bonds and errors and omissions insurance policies provided by this insurance agency, the American Association of Notaries, Inc., are underwritten by Western Surety Company (established 1900). Kal Tabbara is a licensed insurance agent in Illinois.

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